Strawberry-Chipotle Turkey Sandwich with Spinach

I hate to break it to you, guys, but I get rather idle come summer time. Granted, the weather has been much less than perfect lately, but nevertheless, it is still summer and I live in Hawaii (yup, there I go again, rubbing it in). And it’s sunny out (for the most part), it’s too hot inside without AC, and I sure as hell don’t feel like turning on the stove. Seriously. Unless, it’s to toast up these babies. Because these babies are, simply-put, amazing.
I truly kid you not. These glorified simple sandwiches are the perfect balance between sweet and savory, light and decadent. It’s the easiest (but more importantly, tastiest) on-the-go sandwich to avoid being cooped up in a hot kitchen on a sunny summer day.
Lazy as I may be,  there is always enough energy and time I could muster up to make this. Besides, what can I say, a girl’s got to eat, doesn’t she?
Strawberry-Chipotle Turkey Sandwich with Spinach
A Hungry to Happy Recipe


2 slices of bread, your choice
1 slice of swiss or American cheese
1 small handful of baby spinach, rinsed and dried
2 slices of deli Turkey meat (I chose oven roasted)
1 tspn Chipotle Mayo, recipe as follows
1 tspn Strawberry Jam (click to make your own homemade jam!)
1 tbspn butter, optional


Toast bread in toaster or melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat and toast both slices of bread, one side down, until golden brown.

Turn off stove and remove pan from heat.

Take two slices of bread and place each, browned side-down, on a cutting board or plate.  Spread one side with the strawberry jam and the other with the chipotle mayo.

Place cheese on one slice of bread. Lay small bed of spinach over cheese and assemble slices of turkey over the spinach.

Take other slice of bread and gently place atop turkey to form a sandwich.

Cut in half and enjoy.


Simple Smokey Chipotle Mayo


1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon minced canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
1 pinch black pepper


Combine all ingredients together in a bowl.


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2 Thoughts on “Strawberry-Chipotle Turkey Sandwich with Spinach

  1. Jackie C on July 12, 2012 at 1:37 am said:

    Yum!! Sounds wonderful…and I made strawberry jam this year. Hubby just smoked a turkey on our Big Green Egg…think I’ll use some of that instead of the meat slices.

  2. Haein on July 23, 2012 at 8:50 am said:

    Jackie! It really is wonderful and you should definitely use your homemade strawberry jam! Smoked turkey sounds wonderful too, it’d probably make a better pair with the strawberry jam than store-bought deli meat!

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